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What Are You Worth? Why Under-Reporting Income Doesn’t Add Up

There is a common misconception among non-beauty professionals that being a cosmetologist is not a serious career. The majority of people sitting in your chair don’t know you went to school, don’t realize the ethics and safety standards you abide by as a professional, and…

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PBA Announces the Finalists for the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)

NAHA Celebrates 23 Years as the Top Honor for the Professional Beauty Industry The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the much anticipated finalists for the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the artistry…

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CPNA 2012 to Focus on the Social Media Democracy

Lear How to Manage Feedback in the Social Media Landscape Las Vegas, NV (April 26, 2012) – Popular social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are changing the way consumers interact with brands on a daily basis. This instant, digital platform has paved…

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Support Licensing and Regulation in Alabama: State Legislative Update

House Bill 664 would expand the Alabama Board of Cosmetology to include barbering, helping strengthen regulation and compliance for barbers and establishing much needed consistency in the enforcement of safety standards across all Alabama counties. Cosmetologists, the second largest licensed profession in the state, are…

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Beacon 2012 Student Winners & Honorable Mentions Announced

Welcoming Future Salon / Spa Superstars to the Industry Phoenix, AZ (April 20, 2012) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the 100 winning students chosen to attend Beacon 2012. These 100 students, along with 150 honorable mentions, were selected from more…

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Framar International Announces New Line of Coloring Gloves

Color Me Fab… the new accessory branch from Framar Niagara On The Lake, April 26, 2012 – Framar International (Foil-It) today announced the launch of its new line of coloring gloves (Color Me Fab), that will run as an added branch to the company’s growing line…

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New National Legislation Introduced to Advance Federal Oversight & Modernize Regulations of Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Initial Bill Receives Support of Beauty Industry Phoenix, AZ (April 20, 2012) – The “Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012,” (H.R. 4395) was recently introduced by Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and is an important step in advancing and modernizing the regulatory oversight of cosmetics and…

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Discover Beauty 2012 Overview

Announcing the Initial Line-up for This Year’s Program Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2012) – The Discover Beauty program, an exclusive initiative of Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), returns for its sixth successful year of matching leading retailers with emerging beauty brands in 2012. Companies from…

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Legislation to Regulate Barbers Filed in Alabama House

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (April 18, 2012) – Alabama State Representative Kurt Wallace (R-Maplesville) has introduced HB664 to establish the Alabama Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.  The bill adds barbers to the cosmetology professions that are already regulated, including hair stylists, manicurists and estheticians. “In Alabama, cosmetologists…

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The Beauty Company Announces Collaboration with HBA Global for Day-Long Workshop at 2012 HBA Global Expo in New York

The Beauty Business Is Not for Sissies: How to be a Genius, Not a Disaster Washington, DC – April 12, 2012. Just in time for the 2012 HBA Global Expo, The Beauty Company (TBC) and HBA Global announce a unique partnership. For the first time,…

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